Hungary will receive shipments of Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines this week, the government website koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.
A shipment of Pfizer vaccines and 200,000 doses of second-shot Sputnik vaccine are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, the website said. It added that people who choose to get Sputnik are advised to book a time for vaccination without delay because only limited amounts of Sputnik are left at the hospital inoculation points.
Hungary continues to be at second place in Europe in terms of the proportion of the population vaccinated,
the site said. Some 44 percent of Hungarians have been vaccinated as against the EU average of 28 percent, it added.
A total of 4.971 million people have registered for vaccination so far
and some 80 percent have received at least their first shot, the website said. Vaccination is currently offered to all age groups and it can be booked online. Currently bookings can be made for vaccination with Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Sputnik, it said.
Hungary has signed up for a total of 24 million doses of vaccine from the EU, of which some 20 percent has been received from four manufacturers, including Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen. Pfizer has supplied the largest amount, 3.2 million doses of its vaccine.